Welcome back to my linky #KCACOLS. I hope you all had a fantastic week! We did GREAT with 135 link ups! THANK YOU ALL so much for being part of the linky! I really appreciate your support. For new people joining us this week, I really hope you like #KCACOLS and that you come back again next time! You can also find out more about this linky in the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
I’m still dreaming about my trip to France. I had such an amazing time that I really would like to go back, LOL! I’m putting all my photos and information together to prepare my posts as I will have to share it in more than one post as I have too many photos, it is crazy! This week I have been trying to catch up as much as possible. Things are getting more organised but I still can’t say that I’m on top of everything. How frustrating is that? Also today I’m feeling exhausted and think I’m getting a cold. How annoying is that? Anyway, let’s hope it passes soon. In the meantime, I will leave you with a couple of photos from my trip to France that I shared on Instagram so we can all dream together, LOL!
Thank you so much for all the people that joined us last week for our #UnPocoDeTodoUK link up. We had a great week with lots of you joining! Thank you. Maria will host the linky on Monday 10th October at 9pm until midnight on Friday 14th. The theme for next week is “KIDS” so I hope lots of you can join us for it!
Thank you so much too for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. We have 1,769 photos there now which are fantastic! I really enjoy going through your photos! I would love it if more of you could also use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! 🙂
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY:
1. Not everyone is following the main rule of commenting on the post prior to theirs. I know I have been very relaxed lately about it which proves that without me being behind people it becomes a problem. I really don’t want to come back to being super strict as I used to be at the start but I must admit that this was the only reason why this linky became popular. My problem is that I also have a life and I can’t be overseeing every single post like this all the time.
2.I would also like to say that I find it extremely disrespectful when the host posts and especially the guest co-hosts posts are not commented on. I have 3 different people helping me every week and the least they should receive in exchange for all their hard work is to receive a comment. I know most of you do it but there are still some people that don’t. I don’t think that it’s good linky etiquette. If you don’t comment on those posts and you happen to be within the posts that will need more commenting, from now on I will not ask the rest of the people who joined this linky to spread more love to your post(s) as I don’t think that is fair.
3.Commenting is very important to this linky so I really need that you actively approve comments on the post that you have linked up, by the end of Friday. It is also important that you check your comment spam folder in case comments are accidentally placed their, otherwise the reflection of the counting will be incorrect and it is not fair to the people that have taken the time to comment.
So, to conclude:
IF YOU JOIN THIS LINKY PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES
This last link up has been very INTERESTING, because despite having people not doing their commenting we have had in total much more comments overall than the last link up where people had about 2 weeks to comment, so I will say that it is a very good result anyway. I can see from my Inlinkz report that individual posts are getting a lot of clicks. This does not mean that you will get a comment all the time but your views should improve when linking up.
I’m not sure if we have reached the 4 comments per post as there are some people that still need to approve their comments. This is very frustrating hence my comment above. Unfortunately this week I cannot say that all the posts that linked up last week had 4 comments or more for this annoying reason! PLEASE PLEASE, again approve your comments and check your spam folders. Remember that from now on people will have until Friday night to comment unless I say otherwise like last week when I was late with my email.
Please do not forget to comment on the post before yours. If you have any problems commenting on the post before yours please just send me a message and I will do my best to help. AGAIN, please do not link up and run. Finally, do not forget to add the badge.
THANK YOU again to all of you that have already joined the #KCACOLS CROWD Facebook Group. We have 130 members now and it is always fantastic to chat with all of you. You can join us here. Also if you do join, please send me a direct message with the name of your blog so then I know who you are without having to figure out your blog name 🙂
NOTE: If you receive a lot of comments, try to reciprocate to the ones that have taken the time to comment on your post. It is all about being generous with each other and spreading lots of love.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW LINKERS: PLEASE start with commenting on the post linked up before yours first and then go around commenting as much as you would like. Also, use the hashtag #KCACOLS when commenting (this is indeed very important so I can then see how many comments you are doing and then be able to feature you in my linky post which is always great for you as you get a backlink which helps improve your DA).
Thank you so much for all your comments on the host posts and the linky post. As always, I have read and liked all your comments! We would do our best for you to receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me).
MONTHLY GUEST CO-HOST
This week the “monthly” guest co-host will be MARIA from Suburban Mum. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@suburb4nmum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, My amazing mother-in-law linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM PREVIOUS LINK UP
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to CECILE from The Frenchie Mummy and SAM from Mouse Moo Me Too for helping me with the commenting this week! It was the first time that Cecile and Sam helped me co-hosting and they did a wonderful job. I loved having them! They have been FANTASTIC! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is EMMA from Me & B Make Tea. This is the second time that I’m having Emma co-hosting this linky! And I’m very excited to have her again! She is really lovely! Please give her some love on her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@meandbmaketea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Maternity Leave: Expectations Vs Reality linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
My second guest co-host for this week is KAT from Candyfloss & Dreams. This is also the second time that Kat is co-hosting with me. In fact, I have them both (Emma & Kat) together again. I’m very happy to have Kat this week too. It is always a pleasure to have her. Please give her some love. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@KatCandyfloss) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, September Highlights – A Month Of Celebrations linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this week was LOUISE from Mummy Miller. It is so nice to see Louise within my top commentators. She has been linking with us for a few months now and it was lovely to see her here for the first time. She has done a GREAT job this week commenting on 65 posts! That is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, LOUISE! Her posts from last week was, Family. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can!
The second person who commented the most last week was KIRSTY from Winnettes. I’m so happy to see Kirsty again this week. She was the second highest commenter last week too. Amazing right? She is lovely. She was GREAT commenting on 61 posts! Thank you so much, KIRSTY! One of her posts from last week was, What I Want My Daughters To Know. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can!
The third person who commented a lot this week was EMMA from Emma Plus Three. So she has done it again! Yay! It is so nice to see Emma again within my top commenters. She was our third highest commenter for the previous linky so it is fantastic to see her back this week too. She was GREAT commenting on 49 posts! Thank you so much, EMMA! One of her posts from last week was, The Me and Mine Project – September Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Louise, Kirsty and Emma were SAVANNAH from How He’s Raised with 43 comments, JENNI from Odd Socks and Lollipops with 36 comments and ANN from Rainbows Are Beautiful with 36 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
Please do not forget to follow and check out the #KCACOLS Pinterest Board. We have pinned all your posts from last week’s linky so please go and have a look. There are some great posts that deserve a read!
Now let’s carry on with the linky:
Each week I will choose 6 people who have commented A LOT within the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned on my Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a backlink on my new linky post each Saturday!
1. Be sure to grab the #KCACOLS badge which can be found below or on my sidebar. Simply copy the code from the box below the badge and add it to the text/html at the bottom of your post or place it on your blog sidebar.
2. You can link up to 2 posts per week.
3. You can share anything that you would like. It is open to absolutely any subject and also you can link up posts that are old or new. You are allowed to link up another linky ONLY if it is a promotional post about the linky and you can do this only once and I expect you to put my badge or a link to my linky and of course to follow the rules regarding commenting.
4. Comment on one of the hosts’ posts (choose one that you would like to comment on as I will be linking up 2 posts every week if possible). Then comment the guest co-hosts and the monthly co-host. Then comment on the post which is linked up immediately before yours and finally any other post that you would like to comment on. That way everybody receives at least two comments (one from the host/guest co-hosts and one from others).
5. This linky will be open every Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until Wednesday at 11.59 pm.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, Maria @suburb4nmum, Emma @meandbmaketea and Kat @KatCandyfloss and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting your posts!! 🙂
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